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webmatrix toggle checkboxes on server side

Because I wanted to toggle checkboxes using WebMatrix I almost gave in to using javascript because it seemed the most well known option,

Yet I really did not want to use JQUERY or any javascript for the checkbox toggle function.¬† I wanted to do everything from server side, like the ‘code behind’ of webforms. However the web pages are different in webMatrix, so I was not sure to proceed.

However i felt that in the long run, having the toggle run on the server would be better for this particular situation.

Webmatrix is the Microsoft development platform that uses razor syntax. I ultimately found the solution by slightly modifying a helper routine published by Mike Brind, Imar Spaanjaars in the book that I purchased¬† “Beginning ASP.net web Pages with WebMatrix”. WebmMatrix has evolved but the @helper code still works. Using that original code as the basis, I came up with a slightly modified, special ‘toggle version’. Here is an example of calling the helper function.

And here is the checkedToggle helper which toggles the checkboxes.

I’m not sure if the code will fit other situations as mine but maybe it will help someone else looking for a toggle routine to handle checkboxes.